Kawagoe, Japan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kawagoe, Japan? If you're planning to go to Kawagoe, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kawagoe, Japan

Based on the climate and weather in Kawagoe, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Kawagoe, Japan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kawagoe, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Kawagoe, Japan by month

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January

If you vacation in Kawagoe during January, you are likely to find that it can be brisk and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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February

If you are traveling to Kawagoe in February, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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March

If you visit Kawagoe during March, you are likely to find that it is brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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April

In April, Kawagoe is chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Kawagoe, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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May

In May, Kawagoe is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kawagoe, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

In June, Kawagoe is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kawagoe, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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July

July here is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

August in Kawagoe is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

If you visit Kawagoe during September, you are likely to notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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October

October in Kawagoe is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

If you go to Kawagoe in November, you will notice that it is chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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December

December in Kawagoe is brisk and very hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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Activities for Kawagoe, Japan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kawagoe.

If you go to a temple, such as Kitain temple, wear:

If you visit the Hattori Museum of Folklore, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Kawagoe Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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